About the Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Abu Dhabi Conference

Due to the region’s unique geographical needs, the GCC has become a world-leader in managing and maximizing their water supply, by implementing new strategies, solutions and cutting-edge technologies. As part of UAE’s Vision 2021, the UAE government has extensive development plans for water, planning to sustainability and efficiently extend or upgrade their water infrastructure, reduce flooding risk, and enhance urban drainage.
As one of the leading cities in the region, the Abu Dhabi Government aims to:
  • Integrate the latest technologies, including Big Data Analytics and IoT to its infrastructure
  • Reduce flooding risk through stormwater management and urban drainage strategies
  • Adequately control and replenish Abu Dhabi’s groundwater levels
  • Maintain and upgrade the existing drain networks on Abu Dhabi island and suburbs
  • Find non-traditional methods of draining stormwater, especially in remote areas,
  • Empowering the private sector, through Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) to develop sustainable infrastructure that can make use of the ponds created by the collection of excess water
After the great success of the 2018 edition, the 5th Annual Future Drainage and Stormwater Networks Abu Dhabi, is taking place under the patronage of the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, on 29 - 30 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and bringing together key stakeholders to discuss the region’s strategic plans and shape its future.
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Who you will meet

Target sectors Job titles

Key Governmental Stakeholders:

  • Government Ministries & Agencies
  • Federal Authorities
  • Local Municipalities
  • Water and Utility Companies

Executive Director
Infrastructure Director
Technical Director
Head of Drainage
Head of Sewage
Head of Tunneling
Head of Water Management

Real Estate Developers

Managing Director
General Manager
Head of Master Planning
Head of Architecture
Head of Urban Development
Head of Design

Design & Engineering Consultants

Head of Infrastructure
Head of Water Management
Head of Water Assets

International Associations and Academia



  • Using the latest technologies to design, monitor and maintain drainage systems and stormwater networks
  • Integrating Drainage & Stormwater Strategies for a Smart City of the Future
  • Best practices for managing stormwater drainage to reduce flooding risks
  • Strategies for replenishing Abu Dhabi’s groundwater levels
  • Promoting PPP to develop sustainable infrastructure that uses excess water
  • Real-time flood intelligence and reporting using emerging technologies
  • Hydraulic and Hydrological modelling of urban environments
  • Enhancing Drainage in an urban environment
  • Improving sustainability and creating Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
  • Operations and Maintenance of current drainage networks
If you feel that you have an exciting project or case-study to share and would like to be considered as a speaker, or to suggest a topic that you feel should be addressed at the conference, please contact opportunities@acm-events.com

Call for papers are now open

If you have an exciting project , case-study, solutions or service to share, or want to suggest a topic that should be addressed at the Conference, please email us on opportunities@acm-events.com

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